Friday, January 06, 2012

Journalists urged to write and sell books


GRAND Chief Sir Paulias Matane has challenged members of the media to write books, The National reports.
He issued the challenge while congratulating secretary for Education Dr Musawe Sinebare for his book, Path of Success, which was published recently.
He said those in the media were in a better position to write about any subject and he failed to understand why most of them had not tried writing books on local issues and subjects.
“We have so many things in the country to write about,” he said.
There were 52 people in the country who had written books while others were in the process of having their work published.
He said more people should write and sell their books to schools.
Sir Paulias said the market was not very good compared with other countries because Papua New Guineans were not readers.
“The market in PNG is poor because we are not readers, we are talkers,” he said.
He said the lack of proper market was not a problem but a challenge for the people.
Sir Paulias urged people to improve the market by writing more books and encouraging youths to develop the habit of reading books.
His 46th book, titled From Jungle House to Government House, would soon be published and be launched in March or April.
He said people should make time to write books if they managed their time well

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